Master Nickie Quan is a 6th Dan (6th degree Black Belt) and has been training under Grand Master Shin for over 20 years. As a child, Master Quan was "high-energy" and always looking for adventure (or mischief, perhaps). His parents sought out Master Shin with the feeling that Taekwondo would provide the balance of discipline and athletics.
As he trained and matured, Master Quan would go on to being a successful student both academically and in Martial arts. He began assisting classes at the Camarillo studio while in High school so as not to lose focus on his competition goals among all the various distractions a teenager is confronted with. After High School, Master Quan was presented the opportunity to attend college in Korea, training in their Olympic sport Taekwondo team program.
After returning to the US, Master Quan resumed teaching classes with Grandmaster Shin, this time at the Thousand Oaks school. While there he finished his college education at California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. In 2007, Master Quan returned to the Camarillo school to lead operations as the General Manager for Tae Ryong Taekwondo Schools.